Sunday, March 1, 2009

French Onion Soup

This is an Alton Brown recipe. It's super easy and uses only one dish (it's all made in an electric skillet).
It starts by sweating the onions for about 45 minutes in a whole bunch of butter. Can't go wrong there.
But then during the soup making part he has you add 10 ounces of apple cider. At first I thought I liked it okay..defintiely a little different from the usual onion soup. Then as I delved deeper, I decided it was definitely too sweet. So next time, I will decrease the apple cider and add more broth. I think with those changes it will be incredible.
Who am I to question Alton Brown? Well, no one really. Don't tell him, okay?

15 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

mmm... I love French Onion Soup. Sounds good today (it's snowing!)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Your secret is safe with me. I definitely won't rat you out to Alton, even though he and I are way tight. :)

Wanted to let you know that we passed a bit of award love your way today:

http://3baybchicks.blogspot.com/2009/03/man-up.html

Check it out when you have a chance.

-Francesca

What A Card said...

I just found you through SITS today and I'm really loving your site! I figured lest you think I was a blog stalker, well, I should probably just admit I am blog stalking you a bit today ;)

Sara said...

This looks great - the last time I made french onion soup, I used the recipe from Bouchon. It took an entire day. This looks much more approachable :)

noble pig said...

I have just been perusing my Alton Brown book..I love all the science. This looks awesome!

Joy said...

Looks amazing!

{visiting from Welcomistas}

Katherine Aucoin said...

That looks so easy and so very tasty! Frecnh Onion soup would definitely hit the spot today!

FrankandMary said...

I use an onion packet of Knorrs & throw in an extra carmelized onion. I'm not a "real" cook.
So any secret is safe with me.
I happened on you from an entry of Francesca's blog presenting you with an award. ~Mary

jannyinaz said...

MMMMMM, sounds delicious. I feel we are way late on another lunch date! Lets plan:)

Reeni♥ said...

I wish I had made this for dinner tonight, it looks so comforting and delicious!

Tiffany said...

I've always wanted to try making French Onion soup, but hubby and I would be the only ones to eat it. Looks really yummy though.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love Alton Brown! Fabulous soup!

Donna-FFW said...

I love how this soup looks. I have been craving it lately. I use both port and merlot in mine. MMMMM

Kevin said...

That french onion soup looks good!

Oz Girl said...

Yum, I'll have to try this... I've always been an onion soup lover! Thanks for coming by my blog again and entering my contest... I'm back home from vacation now, and hope to draw a winner in the next day or so! :-)